Posts tagged Monterey Bay
5 Cannery Row Stops You Don't Want to Miss!

Cannery Row is a staple to the Monterey area. From Steinbeck writing about the area to the aquarium attracting millions of visitors throughout the years, Cannery Row has come a long way since its original days as a tin cannery.

There’s no shortage of restaurants, quick bites, shops, and things to do here, but we recommend checking out any of the following five stops to get the most of your Cannery Row experience.

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6 Unbeatable Breweries Monterey Bay Has to Offer

We’ve let you know about the best whiskey drinks in town, but where can you go for everybody’s favorite alcoholic carbonated drink?

Breweries, like wine tasting rooms, seem to crop up every other day in the Monterey area, but which ones are the best?

Hop on into the summer at one of the following breweries, and we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Epsilon Restaurant Brings Greek Flair to Fine Dining

A blue and white awning labeled “Epsilon” draws my attention, and as I enter the restaurant, I’m immediately transported into Greece. The high-beamed ceilings — which I learn have recently been part of a remodel —, Greek art, and color scheme feels like the building has been cut out of Athens and placed ever so gently in downtown Monterey.

On the other side of the door I find the owner, Christos Hix, busy preparing for the restaurant’s opening in just under an hour. Fortunately, I was able to grab a few minutes of his time to get the scoop on the creation of Epsilon Fine Greek Restaurant — a spot you can always enjoy on our Old Monterey Tour.

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6 Incredible Whiskey-Based Drinks in Monterey Bay

Summer is here once again, which means it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the salted air of the Monterey Bay. There’s plenty of places to eat, and being in wine country also provides a plethora of options there, but what about specialty drinks in the area?

We love wine, but we also love whiskey, and if you are, too, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed by any of these drinks!

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3 Awesome Tours to Check Out This Summer in Monterey Bay

Let’s face it: There’s a lot to see in the Monterey Bay, and people travel here for a wide array of reasons. Literature lovers come here for the Steinbeck experience. Marine lovers come here for the aquarium and whale watching. Others come to see the ocean for the first time in one of the most beautiful spots in the whole world, but how can you see the best of it?

Unless you’re lucky enough to live here, you might have to face some time constraints. Check out these tour options to make the most of your time in the Monterey Bay!

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Get Ready for "Something Wild" at the Monterey Bay Food Tours...

Monterey Bay Food Tours and Monterey Bay Meditation Studio have something wild in store for you…

Experience… all of your senses.
Reflect… on your surroundings.
Grow… your inner knowledge.

When it comes to eating, most of us don’t spend time in a period of meditation beforehand — in fact, the idea is wild to some.

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How Paluca Trattoria Does Central Coast Flavor with an Authentic Italian Twist

Waves slosh underneath the patio outside of Paluca Trattoria on a calm and cloudy morning. A statue of a fisherman stares back at me as I meander the outside seating area — an area that I’m more familiar with from a TV show than from personal experience. As my eyes glance over a picture of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley sitting on the very table I’m standing at, I’m reminded that I’m in one of the most popular attractions from HBO’s hit show, Big Little Lies.

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Monterey County Film Commission Hosting 'Big Little Lies 2' Red Carpet Premiere

It’s no secret that a show about some pretty Big Little Lies has taken the world by storm — and put Monterey Bay back on the map as a go-to vacation spot. Filming from the first season brought in an estimated $2.5 million in revenue to the Monterey County, roughly $3.7 million from the second, and tourism has also seen an increase from travelers wanting to see the town for themselves.

Season one may have been full of twists and turns, but season two looks even bigger, better, and far more scandalous:

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